This should help you with those annoying toilet problems that just are there to make you MAD, cost you more in water bills, and maybe give mold a chance to grow. Hope that this article helps you!
Toilets are a highly needed appliance in a household, but because they are somewhat complex, they do have problems that can really mess up your daily life trying to fix!
If you are having problems with your toilet(s), this guide should help you fix it very fast and efficiently with the least cost possible.
The most annoying and possibly most costly problem that could happen, is to have the chain connecting the handle with the flapper to get sucked under the flapper allowing water to seep through. This problem is VERY easy to fix, and not expensive at all!
The reason why I said it COULD be costly, is if it doesn’t get fixed immediately. If you leave this problem alone, water will continue to flow through your toilet at full speed wasting TONS of gallons per hour, and your water bill can easily pass $500.
A few years ago I was out of the house for 2 days, and our toilet had that problem, it was running for 2 whole days! That’s about as much water as leaving your hose on half way.
We don’t know how much money our water company is going to charge us, last time something water-related broke they let us off, because it probably would of Bankrupted us if they didn’t; we used about 1 million gallons because your sprinkler system broke under our driveway and we didn’t know.
That pipe ran right out of the main line!
To fix this problem, simple shorten the chain so it is so slightly hanging, then cut off the excess chain to prevent it from being sucked down. Problem Solved!
The Fill Valve
The Supply Line
These two possible areas are a possible home to a leak on your toilet. If the Fill Valve cracks or splits, it could spray up and out of the toilet bowl, if it leaks out of the toilet bowl, it will start to drip onto your floor and eventually it will get below your tile and begin to rot the boards.
If it is a upstairs toilet, it is possible for the water to soak all the way through the floor and into the room below shown here – It’s worse than it looks!
You could just duct tape it closed but in just a week or less, it will have broken through that tape. So I would just go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and buy a new part.
As always, everything breaks, but sometimes it’s just PART of something. All the time, toilets leak, the seat cracks, the fill valve breaks, but you can always replace it. I recommend FluidMaster.
They make high quality parts, that last a long time! If you need a toilet seat, I would recommend the brand; Bemis.
There cheap, the seat is comfortable, and they don’t break easily!
Any leak can sooner or later lead to mold. And in the bathroom there are tons of possibilities. And don’t forget, if it’s an upstairs bathroom, or you have a basement, water leaks down. So you may not even know where all the water is truly going. That’s when you really need http://waterdamagedoctor.com.
Because the sooner you get any mold or excess water out of your home, the faster you can start saving the structural integrity of your house.
Hope this guide helped with your problems!